The Importance Of My Life

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The experiences and memories you make throughout life shape who you are. Whether this is a favorite class, a job, or, in my case, the passing of a loved one, these are pieces of who you become. Although these events seem to have no connection, they all have come together to show me which career suits be the best. From the beginning of high school to this last summer after the death of my grandmother, I knew that pharmacy was the career for me. I experienced one of my most life changing events during the summer after my freshman year of high school. I went on a mission trip to New Orleans. During this trip, we met with Lutheran churches from all over the United States in order to help the New Orleans community in the long recovery from Hurricane …show more content…
In high school, I took as many science classes as the school offered. Knowing that I loved the sciences, I visited with my high school counselor about my future. She suggested that I look into pharmacy because her husband was a pharmacist and she thought it would suit me. Although I had not previously considered it, and after further research, I knew immediately that pharmacy was what I wanted to do. Once I knew decided on pharmacy as a career, my decision to attend South Dakota State University to pursue my degree was an easy one. My first interaction with the campus was two years ago when my brother decided to attend SDSU. With him going to school here and the pharmacy program being very highly recommended, I knew instantly that this was the right school for me. After my first official campus tour, I knew that I had made the right decision. Every person I met on campus was friendly and …show more content…
This past summer, my grandmother was hospitalized due severe hip pain. After being in and out of the ICU and multiple rehabilitation facilities, she developed a urinary tract infection that ultimately went septic. Once she went septic, we knew that she was in a lot of pain. It was very difficult for my family and I to see her in this condition. My grandmother was a very strong willed woman and told us that she was going to stay with us until she was able to say goodbye to everyone in the family. With family members living all over the country, this seemed nearly impossible. The doctors and pharmacists listened to her wishes and were able to relieve her pain and keep her comfortable for almost two weeks until all of the relatives were able to come see her one last time. This meant the world to my grandmother and everyone in our family. The patience of every doctor and pharmacist that we interacted with helped to make this difficult time for our family much easier. I had a new found respect for everyone in the health profession and this made me realize that I wanted to be able to help other families in the same way. These personal experiences constantly remind me that I chose the right career

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